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nasa's Media: Views from space never get old! 👀 Each day, the International Space Station (@ISS) completes 16 or

Views from space never get old! 👀 Each day, the International Space Station (@ISS) completes 16 orbits of our home planet as the six humans living and working aboard our orbiting laboratory take in views of Earth while conducting important science and research. Earlier this summer, @astro_ricky captured and shared this image from 250 miles above, saying, “Even the dark of night cannot subdue the rich hues of the desert bordering the Persian Gulf.” The work of astronauts aboard the space station will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #earth #astronauts #views #spacestation #internationalspacestation #beautiful #orbit #qatar #dubai #abudhabi #oman #iran #saudiarabia #Bahrain #UAE #picoftheday #home

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nasa's Media: Our @NASAHubble Space Telescope detected an unusual infrared light radiating from a nearby neutron

Our @NASAHubble Space Telescope detected an unusual infrared light radiating from a nearby neutron star, which forms when a massive star runs out of fuel and collapses. But what is it? These never-seen-before features could have two possible explanations: one possibility is that there is a dusty disk surrounding the neutron star; another is that there is an energetic wind coming off the object and slamming into gas in interstellar space the neutron star is plowing through. This animation depicts a neutron star with a disk of warm dust that produces an infrared signature as detected by Hubble. The disk wasn’t directly photographed, but one way to explain the data is by hypothesizing a disk structure that could be 18 billion miles across. The disk would be made up of material falling back onto the neutron star after the supernova explosion that created the stellar remnant. Although neutron stars are generally studied in radio and high-energy emissions, such as X-rays, recent studies show that new and interesting information about neutron stars can also be gained by studying them in infrared light. Neutron stars are also called pulsars because their very fast rotation (typically fractions of a second, in this case 11 seconds) causes time-variable emission from light-emitting regions. Using our upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (@NASAwebb), astronomers will be able to further explore this newly opened discovery space in the infrared to better understand neutron star evolution. Credit: NASA, ESA, and N. Tr’Ehnl (Pennsylvania State University) #nasa #space #hubble #spothubble #spacetelescope #telescope #cosmos #stars #galaxy #infrared #light #supernova #explosion #beautiful #universe #science #bright #xrays

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nasa's Media: What appears to be an ocean on Earth are desolate dunes on Mars. 
In this image acquired on Jan. 2,

What appears to be an ocean on Earth are desolate dunes on Mars. In this image acquired on Jan. 2, 2014, our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted a relatively rare class of dune fields located among canyon wall slopes. Known as “wall dune fields,” these dunes are further identified as either climbing or falling. Falling dunes are defined as large bedforms with lee faces on the downhill side—indicating that this is the direction of their migration—and on moderate slopes greater than 10 to 12 degrees. On Earth and Mars, these types of dunes are largely controlled by what is called “microtopography.” Physical obstacles can accelerate and decelerate airflow, create turbulence, potentially enhancing erosion, deposition, and/or transport of dune sediment. Since launching in 2005, our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft beams high-resolution imagery to help us better understand the Red Planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona #nasa #dunes #space #mars #redplanet #solarsystem #planets #spacecraft

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nasa's Media: WHAT’S OUT THERE? 🌌Our newest planet-hunting spacecraft — the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellit

WHAT’S OUT THERE? 🌌Our newest planet-hunting spacecraft — the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, just released its first science image using all four cameras on the spacecraft! Swipe through to see the first full swath of sky that TESS captured in its search for planets outside of our solar system, called exoplanets. ­ This “first light” image, taken in one 30-minute period on Tuesday, Aug. 7, captured a bounty of stars and other objects, including systems previously known to have exoplanets. They cover a band of the southern sky that captures parts of a southern dozen constellations, from Pictor (the Painter’s Easel) in the first image to Capricornus (the Sea Goat) in the last image. However, it might be hard to find familiar constellations among all these stars! In the first and second images, you’ll find the Milky Way’s closest neighbor galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The small bright dot to the right of the Small Magellanic Cloud is a globular cluster — a spherical collection of hundreds of thousands of stars — called 47 Tucanae because of its location in the constellation Toucana (the Toucan). In the first and third images, there are also two stars so bright to TESS’s cameras that they saturate an entire column of pixels on the cameras' digital sensors, resulting in long horizontal lines. Led out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, TESS is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets. It will scan nearly the entire sky over two years to monitor 200,000 of the nearest and brightest stars in search of transits – periodic dips in a star’s brightness caused by planets passing in front of their stars. Credit: NASA/MIT/TESS #nasa #space #exoplanets #planets #astronomy #satellite #tess #science #nasatess #habitableplanets #star #astrophysics #spacecraft

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nasa's Media: On its 15th close flyby of Jupiter, our @NASAJuno spacecraft spotted a long, brown oval known as a

On its 15th close flyby of Jupiter, our @NASAJuno spacecraft spotted a long, brown oval known as a "brown barge" in the South Equatorial Belt. Brown barges are cyclonic regions that usually lie within Jupiter's dark North Equatorial Belt, although they are sometimes found in the similarly dark South Equatorial Belt as well. They can often be difficult to detect visually because their color blends in with the dark surroundings. At other times, as with this color-enhanced image, the dark belt material recedes, creating a lighter-colored background against which the brown barge is more conspicuous. Brown barges usually dissipate after the entire cloud belt undergoes an upheaval and reorganizes itself. Juno is giving us the first glimpses of the detailed structure within such a barge. Since 2016, Juno has been penetrating Jupiter’s deep, colorful zones and belts in a quest to answer fundamental questions about the gas giant planet's origin and evolution. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill #nasa #space #juno #jupiter #gasgiant #planet #clouds #swirling #pattern #solarsystem #science #spacecraft #pictureoftheday #astronomy

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nasa's Media: We started the day by launching space lasers! 🚀 
At 9:02 a.m. EDT, our #ICESat2 satellite launched

We started the day by launching space lasers! 🚀 At 9:02 a.m. EDT, our #icesat2satellite launched on an United Launch Alliance (@ulalaunch) #deltaiirocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for a mission to use lasers to measure the changing height of Earth's ice. ICESat-2 will send 10,000 laser pulses a second to Earth’s surface and measure the height of ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation by calculating the time it takes the pulses to return to the spacecraft. In the blink of an eye, the laser instrument will take 30,000 height measurements, adding a third dimension to flat satellite imagery of Earth. These precise measurements will help researchers track changes in land and sea ice and more importantly, help us understand what drives these changes. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls #nasa #space #rocket #rocketlaunch #space #spacecraft #lasers #spacelaser #earth #climate #ice #glaciers #sea #ulalaunch #deltaII

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Congratulations for a successful launch, @nasa! We are wishing all the best to your #ICESat2 satellite!

nasa's Media: ‘Twas the night before launch... Before calling it a night, set an alarm so that you won’t miss our

‘Twas the night before launch... Before calling it a night, set an alarm so that you won’t miss our #ICESat2 satellite when it launches tomorrow no earlier than 8:46 a.m. EDT. Forecasters predict a 100 percent chance of favorable weather for our satellite to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California's Pacific coast aboard a United Launch Alliance (@ULAlaunch) Delta II rocket. This mission will provide critical observations of Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice, which will help scientists better understand how these changes at the poles will affect people around the world. NASA TV launch coverage will begin at 8:10 a.m. EDT on air and streaming at https://go.nasa.gov/2QrXAJU. Image credit: NASA #nasa #icesat2 #launch #space #spacelaser #science #earth #ice #glaciers #laser #satellite #deltaII #ulalaunch #rocket #rocketlaunch #vandenberg #airforce

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nasa's Media: This morning, a high definition camera outside the International Space Station (@ISS) captured a st

This morning, a high definition camera outside the International Space Station (@ISS) captured a stark and sobering view of #hurricaneflorenceas it churned across the Atlantic with winds of 130 miles an hour. From the vantage point of space, we also use instruments such as our @NASAEarth satellites to provide data on hurricanes that helps scientists understand these powerful storms and ultimately, help improve hurricane forecasts. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #astronaut #hurricane #hurricaneflorence #storm #weather #spacestation #swirl #views #scientist #forecast #earth #earthviews #blue #planet

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nasa's Media: A storm is brewing! 💨

Earlier this morning, @astro_ricky shared this view of Hurricane Florence w

A storm is brewing! 💨 Earlier this morning, @astro_ricky shared this view of Hurricane Florence while orbiting our home planet from 250 miles above. As one of six humans living and working aboard the International Space Station (@ISS), he takes in 16 orbits of Earth each day at a speed of 17,500mph. In addition to space views captured by our astronauts, our @NASAEarth-observing satellites collect imagery and data, including infrared and microwave imagery, rain rates throughout the storm and cloud heights. This data helps scientists and forecasters better predict weather and keep the public informed. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #astronaut #hurricane #hurricaneflorence #storm #weather #spacestation #swirl #views #scientist #forecast #earth #earthviews #blue #planet

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nasa's Media: Over the course of just one day, a tiny active region on the Sun grew to became almost as large as

Over the course of just one day, a tiny active region on the Sun grew to became almost as large as its many-days-old neighbor. Seen from Aug. 23-24, 2018, these active regions are areas of intense magnetism and are often the source of solar storms. We use our Solar Dynamics Observatory to understand the Sun's influence on Earth and near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere in many wavelengths simultaneously. This allows us to better understand the solar variations that influence life on Earth and humanity's technological systems by looking for solar wind, energetic particles, and variations in the solar irradiance that lead to better predictions of space weather events. Credit: NASA/SDO #nasa #space #sun #solar #sdo #light #earth #solarsystem #science #video #ultraviolet #uv #uvlight #picoftheday

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nasa's Media: A hazy aura of gas and dust stretches into space around this galaxy, 70 million light-years away, t

A hazy aura of gas and dust stretches into space around this galaxy, 70 million light-years away, that features irregular lanes of dust forming a swirling spiral pattern around the center. It also causes the warm, fuzzy glow seen here by the @NASAHubble Space Telescope. This galaxy sits in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear) and can be seen using an amateur telescope due to its relative brightness, making it a favorite amongst backyard astronomers and astrophotography aficionados. The particularly bright star visible slightly to the right of the galactic center is not within the galaxy itself; it sits between us and this galaxy, adding a burst of brightness to the scene. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA #nasa #space #hubble #spothubble #solarsystem #universe #galaxy #stars #dust #haze #silver #science #pictureoftheday #beautiful #light #astronomy #picoftheday

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nasa's Media: California dreaming! European astronaut Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex_ESA) captured this image from

California dreaming! European astronaut Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex_ESA) captured this image from the vantage point of the International Space Station (@ISS), sharing it and saying: "One of my favourite orbits is down along the West Coast of [the] USA, from Alaska to the Andes. We fly this route once a day." Gerst is currently one of six humans aboard the orbiting laboratory. Each day, the station completes 16 orbits of our home planet as the six humans living and working aboard the station conduct important science and research. Their work will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before. Image Credit: ESA/NASA-A.Gerst #nasa #space #earth #orbit #spacestation #internationalspacestation #land #palebluedot #home #picoftheday #views #astronaut #planet #bluemarble #window #spacestation #astronaut #beautiful #orbit #humans #humanity

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